AHEC West celebrated area health professionals, and 40 years of service to the region, at its annual awards dinner held June 21 at Rocky Gap Casino & Resort.
One of more than 300 Area Health Education Centers in the U.S., AHEC West traces its roots to 1976 when the Cumberland Area Health Education Center was formed to recruit and retain physicians and other health professionals in Western Maryland
As part of an expanded mission to improve access to and promote quality in health care through
educational and other partnerships, AHEC West each year hosts an
t to recognize leaders in the healthcare field. This year's 40th anniversary event featured nine healthcare professionals honored for their efforts in promoting the
work of AH
Susan Stewart, executive director of AHEC West, commended the award winners and others in the c
ommunity for spear-
heading the local, regional and state partnerships that are critical to organization's efforts.
"Everything we do is collaborative in nature and born from identified needs," she said. "We could not achieve our mission without our partners."
Pictured above with Susan Stewart, far left, at the annual AHEC West Awards Dinner were award winners, left to right: Kathy Condor, Cynthia Shriver, Michael Motter, Reba Cornman, Richard Clevenger, Margaret Kaiser, Jack Zealand, and Jeanne Mykut. Pictured below with Susan Stewart and ECHO Program Coordinator Melissa Clark is Christopher T. Whiteman, an award winner who was unable to attend the dinner. For more information please see the
annual awards page.
at the AHEC West web site.